A feasibility study fornoninvasive measurement of shear wave speed in live zebrafish.

Zebrafish are being increasingly used as animal models for human diseases such as cardiomyopathy and neuroblastoma. Owing to a nearly fully sequenced genome and efficient genetics/chemical genetics, zebrafish open new research opportunities for human diseases research.

The purpose of this study was to develop zebrafish ultrasound vibro-elastography (ZUVE) for measuring the shear wave speed of zebrafish. An adult female zebrafish was anesthetized for three minutes for the ZUVE testing. A 0.1 s gentle harmonic vibration was generated on the tail using a sphere tip indenter with 3 mm diameter. Shear wave propagation in the zebrafish was measured using a high frequency 18 MHz ultrasound probe. 

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